Calendar 2019

The Norfolk Rapidplay

  • The Norfolk rapidplay takes place on the 27th January.
  • EACU Team Championships 2019

    • The EACU Team Championships takes place on Saturday 23rd February.
    • 4 sections: Open, Team 600, Team 500 and Team 400.

      Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St. Edmunds IP32 7EE

      Teams consist of 4 players from the EACU but not necessarily from the same club. EACU players are those living in or from clubs located in or affiliated to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk or Suffolk. Also eligible are people born in the county, 5 years residence in the county at any time, or currently attending a school college or university in the county.

      The Team 600 is for teams with an aggregate grade of 600 or less in the January list though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 100 will be taken as 100.

      The Team 500 is a team with an aggregate grade of 500 or less though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 75 will be taken as 75.

      The Team 400 is for teams with an aggregate grade of 400 or less though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 50 will be taken as 50.

      There will be a cash prize for the team with most game points in each category but the number and value of prizes will depend on the number of entries.

      The event uses the county match format of 2 rounds starting at 10.00 and 2.30. If digital clocks are available for all boards of a match, the standard time control will be 36 moves in 80 minutes, followed by 15 minutes to finish the game, with an increment of 15 seconds per move from move one.

      The exact format of the competition will depend on the number of entries. The entry fee is £20 per team payable on the day. The clubs that won the top division of the six EACU county leagues (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Bury League) in the last season are entitled to enter a team of entirely their club players at half price into the Open.

      Tea and coffee will be provided free of charge.

      Enquiries and entries should be made to ribbs@waitrose.com or to 01223 842197. Entries by 9th February if possible please though an early indication that you might raise a team would also be much appreciated. Later entries at the organiser's discretion.
    • The EACU Closed Championships 2019

      • The EACU Closed Championships take place on the 23rd and 24th March at Whittlesford Memorial Hall.
      • The 1st Norfolk Blitz Tournament 2019

        • The 1st Norfolk Blitz Tournament takes place on Sunday the 19th May at The Gas Social Club, Roundtree Way, Norwich.
        • The Annual Dons June Swiss 2019

          • The Dons June Swiss takes place on Monday the 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th June at The Gas Social Club, Roundtree Way, Norwich.
          • Closing date for entries is Wednesday 29th May.